Mercer has managed to pick up a base hit in five straight games, but Wednesday's home run was his first since June 21. He has hit .254/.296/.370 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 335 at-bats.
Harrison has hit a home run in four straight games after managing just five homers in his first 87 games. He's 8 for 17 with two walks, six RBI and two stolen bases during his four-game home-run stretch. Harrison has hit .297/.335/.474 with nine home runs, 37 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 293 at-bats.
Casilla hadn't pitched in a week after giving up a run in a successful save conversion, but he didn't appear thrown off by the long rest, throwing 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes. He owns a 1.13 ERA and 29:11 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
Machi (6-0) managed to face just five batters after inheriting two runners in the sixth inning, as the Giants managed to turn an unusual double play on a one-out walk with first base open, as the runner on second was caught errantly heading to third, and the runner on third took off for home while the first runner was caught between bases. Machi owns a 1.55 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 32:11 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.
Wilson (3-2) gave up an RBI single in the seventh inning to tie the game before watching the go-ahead run come home on a passed ball. He owns a 4.95 ERA and 41:23 K:BB ratio in 40 innings.
Morton was touched up for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, but his offense was able to dig him out of the hole, even with the starter allowing another run in the third. The bullpen later gave away the lead to deny him his first win since July 2. Morton owns a 3.54 ERA and 108:47 K:BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to take on the Marlins Tuesday.
Lincecum has now turned in back-to-back poor outings after a nice five-start run, and his rough stretch comes right after he was used to pick up a save in a game last week. He surrendered two-run home runs in the third and fourth inning Wednesday after serving up two home runs in his last nine starts combined. Lincecum owns a 4.21 ERA and 116:50 K:BB ratio in 128 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Tuesday.
Haren had his regular turn in the rotation skipped, and he hasn't pitched since July 23. He did throw a bullpen session Wednesday, putting him in line for Friday's outing. Haren owns a 4.49 ERA and 92:26 K:BB ratio in 122 1/3 innings.
Venters hasn't pitched since 2012 after facing a long recovery from his second Tommy John surgery. Saturday's mound work will be a big test.
Pelfrey underwent surgery on his elbow in June to alleviate the pressure on his ulnar nerve. He said earlier in July that the numbness was finally gone from his hand, and it appears he's ready to start working his way back toward a return. Pelfrey hasn't pitched for the Twins since May 1.